Zing (makeup artist)
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Zing was born in 1970 in Singapore born and studied English Literature, music, performing arts and fashion. He started career as Makeup Artist in 1989 and opted to leave Singapore and moved to Hong Kong in 1992.
Made his mark in Hong Kong and caused major changes in the makeup, fashion and entertainment scene first with his "bare-faced" looks and then with his creative approach to makeup. His extraordinarily bizarre use of glitter on pop diva Faye Wong for a TV show in 1996 became a rage and catapulted the mass use of glitter in the business and the public.
Published 1st book <ZingMakeUp> in 1997 in conjunction with personal exhibition at The Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Signed with Max Factor as Image Creator from 1997 to 1999. Created seasonal looks and print ads that elevated the brand to another level.
In 1998, Zing became the first Chinese makeup artist to be interviewed by CNN.
Made history by achieving a record-breaking 5-makeup-changes for Faye Wong, one for each outfit, during her New Year concert in 1998/99.
Signed with Tokyo's "K Office Plus" agency in 1999. WOrked between Japan and Hong Kong.
Pioneered a creative-makeup weekly column <Zing Makeup Up; Zing Write Up> for a Hong Kong lifestyle magazine in 2004. This column is simultaneously publish in Next Magazine in Taiwan.
Published 2nd book <zingbyzing> in conjunction with his 2nd personal exhibition. <zingbyzing> is sold worldwide and proceeds from the book are donated to The Hong Kong Cancer Fund.
In 2005 and 2006, Zing has 4 ongoing columns in various magazines in Hong Kong and China.
Guest host for Commercial Radio HK in 2006.
Raised makeup to an art form by putting up a 2-month long Installation-art exhibition "Beauty Revealed" for Lane Crawford in 2006. Exhibition includes images, films, lightboxes and sculptures made out of cosmetics, all produced by Zing.
Chosen by the Singapore Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts to represent Singapore at the London Design Festival in 2006.
Venture into education by starting <ZING the makeup school> with his proteges in 2007.
Co-hosted beauty and lifestyle TV programme for Now TV in 2007.
Worked with famous photographer Terry Richardson for his new book.
Makeup show and exhibition <Vision of Beauty> in Beijing for the opening of Lane Crawford Beijing (2008).
Art Director and makeup artist for Orbis x Harbour City <Eyes On Me> exhibition (2008).
Art Director and makeup artist for Lane Crawford Facess SS09 Campaign.
Appointed as official makeup consultant for AMWAY ARTISTRY CHINA and creates '09 advertising campaign.
Appointed as ambassador for clè de peau BEAUTÉ foundation collection 2009.
Creates <HUE by Zing> looks and films for JOYCE BEAUTY (2009).
Makeup artist for <Love Mi Sammi Cheng 2009 concert.
Pioneered a creative-makeup weekly column <THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN HONG KONG wear Zing> in MingPao Weekly.
Zing still participates actively in the Greater China region as the preferred makeup artist of choice to the most famous pop singers and actresses, including Faye Wong, Sammi Cheng, Carina Lau, Shu Qi, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Karen Mok, Kelly Chan, Sally Yeh, Sandy Lam, Michelle Reis, Joey Yung, Gigi Leung, TWINS, and many more.
Amongst the countless number of CD covers, MVs, live performances, TVCs and concerts, some of the memorable looks he created are Sammi Cheng's "Nike eyebrow" (1996), Faye Wong's "Teardrop look" (1995) and her "Neon Impressionism" makeup (2002) which caused a stir in Tokyo and Hong Kong for the press and the public.
- Hong Kong singer Faye Wong
- Hong Kong actress Carina Lau
- Hong Kong singer Kelly Chen
- Taiwanese actress Shu Qi
- Chinese actress Zhang Jing Chu
- Hong Kong actress and singer Sammi Cheng
- Hong Kong actress and singer Karen Mok
- Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi
- various models: (Zuzanna, Tatiana, Liu Dan, Danielle, Marianne, Sterling)